Tuesday May 29, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
De-mystify dramaturgy and do it yourself!
When people ask me, “What does a dramaturg do?” I reply, “I question.”
This function is fundamental in the creation of any work of theatre, and is only sometimes shepherded by a person with the title “dramaturg.”
This two-hour workshop will help you think in a dramaturgical way about structure, meaning, context, and reception for any play or performance. Aimed primarily at actors, directors, and designers, some of the topics covered will be:
1. Should I work with a dramaturg? What will that process look like?
2. How do I explore the text (script/source material) in greater depth?
3. How can I explore historical and cultural contexts to deepen the connections between source material, performers, and audiences?
This workshop will be part discussion, part Q&A, and part hands-on exploration of an intriguing texts that Matt will introduce to the participants.
1. Questions that unlock the connection between a work’s meaning and structure
2. A strong sense of the process of working with a dramaturg;
3. An appreciation of dramaturgy as a process of questioning text, performance, and reception to deepen the meaning and impact of a work of performance.
Posted by: Theatre Ontario
For more information: http://www.theatreontario.org/training/courses-and-workshops/details/Approaches-to-Dramaturgy.aspx